Biography of the American physicist who led the U.S. effort to develop the atomic bomb during World War II, only to find himself suspected as a security risk in the 1950s because of his ... See full summary »
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1980  
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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 Robert Oppenheimer (7 episodes, 1980)
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 Narrator (7 episodes, 1980)
Christopher Muncke ...
 Colonel Kenneth Nichols / ... (6 episodes, 1980)
Jana Shelden ...
 Kitty Oppenheimer / ... (6 episodes, 1980)
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 Enrico Fermi (6 episodes, 1980)
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 Edward Teller (6 episodes, 1980)
Manning Redwood ...
 General Leslie Groves (5 episodes, 1980)
Peter Whitman ...
 Robert Serber (5 episodes, 1980)
Matthew Guinness ...
 Hans Bethe (5 episodes, 1980)
Bob Sherman ...
 Ernest Lawrence (4 episodes, 1980)
John Morton ...
 Robert Wilson (4 episodes, 1980)
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 Frank Oppenheimer (4 episodes, 1980)
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 Isidor Rabi (4 episodes, 1980)
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 John Manley (3 episodes, 1980)
Liza Ross ...
 Jacky Oppenheimer (3 episodes, 1980)
Blain Fairman ...
 Robert Bacher (3 episodes, 1980)
Kate Harper ...
 Jean Tatlock (3 episodes, 1980)
Erica Stevens ...
 Charlotte Serber (3 episodes, 1980)
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 Haakon Chevalier (3 episodes, 1980)
Peter Banks ...
 Joseph Volpe (2 episodes, 1980)
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 Lewis Strauss (2 episodes, 1980)
David Baxt ...
 Colonel John Lansdale (2 episodes, 1980)
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 George Kistiakowsky (2 episodes, 1980)
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 Rossi Lomanitz (2 episodes, 1980)
Colin Bennett ...
 Seth Neddermeyer (2 episodes, 1980)
Billy J. Mitchell ...
 Captain 'Deke' Parsons (2 episodes, 1980)
Rosemary Faith ...
 Mitzi Teller (2 episodes, 1980)
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 Steve Nelson (2 episodes, 1980)
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 Priscilla Duffield (2 episodes, 1980)
Douglas Lambert ...
 Kenneth Bainbridge (2 episodes, 1980)
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 F.B.I. Agent (2 episodes, 1980)
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 F.B.I. Agent (2 episodes, 1980)
Nigel Anthony ...
 Scientist (2 episodes, 1980)
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Biography of the American physicist who led the U.S. effort to develop the atomic bomb during World War II, only to find himself suspected as a security risk in the 1950s because of his increasing ambivalence about the effect of his life's work. Written by scgary66

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Enrico Fermi: One last look at Creation.
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Referenced in Did You See..?: Episode #1.5 (1980) See more »

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Great, how can I see it again?
6 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Absolutely the best thing I have ever seen on TV. It was both entertaining and informative. The reason I found this site is an attempt to find out how I can again see it.

In the light of present understanding of history we have to sympathize with Gen. Leslie Groves who was responsible for the nuts and bolts of running the Manhattan Project. Most certainly he was not as paranoid about security as most have thought in the past.

The casting for the real life people portrayed was outstanding. It was the first time that I noticed Sam Waterston as an actor. Except for height he looked very much like Robert Oppenheimer.

The early scene in which Oppenheimer is leading a class of graduate students was especially intriguing to me.


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